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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2006 02:30:48 PM »

hey if anyone has any from nyc that they dont want i would be willing to take them off your  hands. I Love nyc

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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2006 08:15:12 PM »

hey wonderbean, thats a really good idea! i think i'll try that! im not really into the clothing, but i might also make a small bag - one for my P.E. gear probably.I also lerve the belt idea, coz im really into belts at the mo, but i think i would have to cut them to a different size to fit through belt loops, so i dont know if i'll actually do that. Anyway, thanks for all the wonderful idea's so far, please keep 'em coming!!!
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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2006 06:30:52 AM »

I know exactly what you mean by metcards - I find it very hard to throw them out myself. I once had a collection that was about 2 inches thick. I've seen a few things done with them, and found out a few things about them.

1:: I turned mine into flashcards for learning Japanese kanji. Just print or photocopy the relevant characters and glue them onto the backs of the cards. Especially good, because you can thread a large safety pin through the hole in the card, and carry them around, nice and easy.

2:: Friends of mine took 52 metcards, and turned them into a rather unique deck of cards. An idea with which I was exceedingly impressed, as they would use them at uni, and if one got lost or torn, they'd make up another.

I don't know (and still don't know) why, but the cards to which I had glued kanji started to bleed ink!!! I ended up with big black blotches on the cards, and I was not happy with that. I think the cards use a heat sensitive ink - which makes me wonder what sort of things would happen should you wave a cigarette lighter over them. Or use a soldering iron or other hot thingy to draw on them.

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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2006 08:30:38 AM »

i painted over one side of them (i don't know which side of metcards happens to be more interesting - but for chicago cta cards, one side is covered in itty-bitty text - so i painted that side). then i used red and black sharpie to make a deck of cards for a little girl i babysit. she loves those cards so much

I thought of this too, but for nyc metrocards which I think will make a nice a sturdy deck because they're pretty thick.  I'm planning on going up to the subway stop by me today, or sometime in the near future and asking if they'll empty out one of their little metrocard "trash" bins for me... if not, I'll just get 'em off the floor or something (don't worry, I'll wash them, haha)

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« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2006 08:45:03 AM »

You could make mini notebooks by hole punching the cards and cutting a stack of paper the same size of the card and then keep them together with string or twine or something more durable.  Then you could decorate and decoupage the back and cover of each notebook and give them away as gifts. 

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« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2006 05:30:40 PM »

My cousin loves to make different geometric figures using origami on business cards and metro cards.  Here's an example:

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« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2006 08:31:33 PM »

wow qbmaya!! your cousin is cool! thats so neat! i wish i could do that.... Anyway, here's an update on my card crafting so far...
 i have made a bag out of contact and cards, and i'll be doing a post on that once i've got some of my homework out of the way. I 've also started a deck of cards, but i can't finish that yet as i am running short of cards! But i'll put a link up here to the bag when i get around to posting it - should be up in the next few days, or at most a week (if you're reaaaally desperate to see the bag, look at the craftster pic hosting).  thanks everyone for the ideas - hopefully this post has helped other people who collect met/metrocards too. Please keep the ideas coming, and i'll keep colecting and crafting!   Thanks,  Kiss Fudgegirl
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2006 08:13:24 PM »

Ok, i know i only just posted a... post, reply thing, but here's the link to my metcard bag. It's img heavy tho, so apologies for that..... and pleeeeeease, comment! i dont care (well, ok i care a little) if you say its a hunk o junk, but some feedback would be nice!!!!
anyway, thanks  Kiss Fudgegirl

Oh, yeah, the link....  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=84753.0
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